in Spring 2016 the libraries began working together on a significant new joint project around collaborative print management, working with the US-based internationally-focused library services company OCLC, to map and analyse our existing collections. We are the first group outside of the US to use the OCLC Sustainable Collection Services GreenGlass decision-support application.
The data that GreenGlass provides us will be used to model collaborative, evidence-based approaches to retention and weeding of low-value / low-use stock. All our libraries face the challenge of providing sufficient appropriate space for large print collections. This collaborative venture will help our libraries to make the best use of the space available, to maximise support for students and academics.